Apparently the last time I posted a Supper Club entry was February 2012. That was a while ago. Oh well, new year, new start! What better way to kick off the new Supper Club year than with a birthday celebration? It’s Katie’s birthday and how do we celebrate? Quiche and cupcakes, of course!
Entree: Italian Tomato Tart. A wonderful, light dinner entree that just perfectly satisfied your tastebuds. The main ingredient for the crust was cooked white rice, weird, right? But it worked well. It carried the flavor of the basil pesto well. The prosciutto brought a nice saltiness to the dish and the hints of goat cheese made your palate interested for more. I would definitely recommend this dish.
Side Dish: Pear-Almond Salad. One thing I enjoy about winter is that it is pear season and I am a huge fan of them in salads. Just throw some pears in a spinach salad, add some crunch, a balsamic vinaigrette and voila, a simple yet tasty salad.
Dessert: Really, this is the real reason why we celebrate, we get to have fancy cupcakes! This time I decided to give The Cup a try. I got the Confetti, Red Velvet, Raspberry Beret, German Chocolate, Salted Caramel Crunch and the Island Dream. I was very impressed with all of them. I have been getting Jilly’s cupcakes for a while now and they are excellent cupcakes. After having tonight’s selection, I feel like the Cup’s cupcakes are more my speed due to the fact that they do not pile the icing sky-high. If you are into falling into a sugar coma, go with Jilly’s, if you are looking for less icing, pop on over to the Cup. Both are great and you can’t go wrong with either.